Thiruvananthapuram awaits: its temples, castle, musicals, and more!

Discover the seaside area of Thiruvananthapuram—temples, gardens, and top sights from Kovalam Beach to Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Where to stay in Thiruvananthapuram

Thampanoor
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Thampanoor

4/5(10 reviews)

Though Thampanoor might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

Karumom
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Karumom

Karumom might not have many top sights, but Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Top Hotels in Thiruvananthapuram

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Leela Kovalam Beach
The Leela Kovalam Beach
5 out of 5
Kovalam Beach Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
$174
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Nestled on the beach, this Thiruvananthapuram resort is within a 10-minute walk of Grow Beach and Kovalam Beach. Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach Park are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (295 reviews)

"Good service taken care well and the food was great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

The Leela Kovalam Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum
5 out of 5
Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
$87
per night
Nov 15 - Nov 16

Located in Statue, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trivandrum Secretariat and Napier Museum. Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Technopark are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (160 reviews)

"Clean modern motel with great service. Buffet was excellent but watch out for all the hidden charges."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5 out of 5
GV Raja Road, Samudra beach, Vellar, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
$86
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Nestled on the beach, this Thiruvananthapuram hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Samudra Beach Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Kovalam Beach. Grow Beach and Hawah Beach ...

3.7/5Good! (99 reviews)

"Good location. But in the hotel. You cannot get, Okay and uber taxis, since the hotel has their own transport. And they charge double. They blame the union."…"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel

Popular things to do in Thiruvananthapuram

Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach

4/5(9 reviews)

Visit this town on the shores of the Arabian Sea, noted for its three beaches, markets, sunset views and resort atmosphere.

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

4/5(7 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a well-known historical site in Thiruvananthapuram. Wander the beautiful beaches in this culturally-rich area.

Hawah Beach
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Hawah Beach

Relax by the ocean, explore mazes of shop-lined alleys and watch fishermen bringing home their catches at this pleasant Kerala beach.

Top activities in Thiruvananthapuram

Varkala Cliffs Beach Tour from Trivandrum
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Varkala Cliffs Beach Tour from Trivandrum

$31

A relaxed tour to the beautiful Varkala beach the only one in India with a CLIFF, which will melt your worries and tensions away. Varkala’s peaceful seaside cliffs with the Arabian Sea, sets the scene for several water spouts and wellness spas.

Sharing activity-Mesmerizing Kanyakumari
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Sharing activity-Mesmerizing Kanyakumari

$37

Tour starts with pick up at 0730hrs with pick up from hotel Chaithram and hotel Mascot. Please reach any of the above mentioned hotels with your own arrangements at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

Kovalam to Kanyakumari Excursion tour
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Kovalam to Kanyakumari Excursion tour

$68

Pick up from your Kovalam hotel and full day excursion to visit Kanyakumari. It was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists (mostly European) even now the glory of this beach attracting more and more tourists (western).

Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy,Napier Museum,Chithra Art Gallery
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Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy,Napier Museum,Chithra Art Gallery

$43

Set on a picturesque group of hills near the sea, and at almost southern tip of India, is Thiruvanathpuram or Trivandrum. Though a bustling state capital of Kerala, it manages to preserve its charm.

Trivandrum city tour
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Trivandrum city tour

$56

Pick up from your Trivandrum hotel and full day visit to Trivandrum. Trivandrum distinguished by its British colonial architecture and many art galleries & also home to Kuthira Malika Palacedisplaying collections related to the Travancore royal family Visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple -Covering an area of about 2,400 sq.

Luxury Holiday in the Relaxing Golden Beaches of Trivandrum & Varkala
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Luxury Holiday in the Relaxing Golden Beaches of Trivandrum & Varkala

$145

Itinerary Day 1: Kovalam Beaches Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India The Kovalam Beach is one of the best beaches in India, known for the Golden Beach.

Reviews of Thiruvananthapuram

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4/5 - Good

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Jul 3, 2019

Nice place to visit and the traffic is better than any other kerala cities. We enjoyed the trip especially at Ponmudy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2019

Great cultural amenities.

5/5 - Excellent

Jeff

Jan 13, 2019

The Swati Sangeethoswavam festival is excellent!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 11, 2019

Great cultural events.